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Switchgrass V International Conference:

Dedicated Energy Crops and Native Grasses

for the Emerging Bioeconomy

 

July 22-25, 2019

Holiday Inn

Champaign, Ill.

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Student Scholarships Available!

Switchgrass V International Conference is pleased to announce that up to five competitive scholarship grants for amounts of $250 will be awarded to student attendees for the 2019 conference. Grant funds are for registration or lodging expenses directly related to the conference for the awardee only.

Selection of successful applicants will be based upon submitted abstracts, which can be emailed to dcooney2@illinois.edu with the subject line of “Switchgrass V — travel scholarship application”. Abstracts will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST May 31, 2019. Awards will be announced by June 10. Questions can be emailed to dcooney2@illinois.edu.

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About the Conference

This event will be an excellent opportunity for scientists and students from around the world to meet and interact with others from a wide range of disciplines.

Participants will discuss state-of-the-art research into switchgrass and other dedicated energy crops grown for forage, conservation, and bioenergy feedstock production.

Switchgrass V will include keynote speakers; sessions on genomics and genetic improvement, microbiomes and ecosystem services, agronomy and sustainable production, and postharvest processing and economics; as well as a student poster competition. Participants also will get to visit Illinois’ 320-acre Energy Farm, a model of production for large feedstock grasses.

The Switchgrass V International Conference is sponsored by the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the U of I’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), the Sun Grant Initiative’s North Central Center, Ernst Conservation Seeds, and the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI). Conference planning committee members include D.K. Lee, Tom Voigt, Mike Casler, Robert Mitchell, and Danielle Cooney.

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Note:  The agenda times and dates are set. Particulars about the speakers are coming soon!

SPEAKERS: Please note that titles, abstracts and headshots are due no later than June 22. 

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 22

5-9 p.m. — On-site Registration/Materials Pick-Up/Hors d’Oeuvres

 

TUESDAY, JULY 23

7-8 a.m. — On-site Registration/Materials Pick-Up/Poster Setup/Breakfast

8-8:15 a.m. — Welcome, Overview, Introductions

8:15-9 a.m. — Keynote

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9-10:10 a.m. — Session 1.1: Genomics and Genetic Improvement, Part 1

9-9:30 a.m.

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9:30-9:50 a.m.

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9:50-10:10 a.m.

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10:10-10:25 a.m. — Break

10:25 a.m.-12:05 p.m. — Session 1.2: Genomics and Genetic Improvement, Part 2

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10:55-11:25 a.m.

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11:25-11:45 a.m.

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11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

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12:05-1 p.m. — Lunch buffet

1-2:50 p.m. — Session 2.1: Microbiomes and Ecosystem Services, Part 1

1-1:30 p.m.

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1:30-1:50 p.m.

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1:50-2:10 p.m.

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2:10-2:30 p.m.

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2:30-2:50 p.m.

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2:50-3:05 p.m. — Break

3:05-4:55 p.m. — Session 2.2: Microbiomes and Ecosystem Services, Part 2

3:05-3:35 p.m.

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3:35-3:55 p.m.

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3:55-4:15 p.m.

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4:15-4:35 p.m.

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4:35-4:55 p.m.

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5-6 p.m. — Poster Competition

6-7 p.m. — Dinner

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

7-8 a.m. — Breakfast

8-8:30 a.m. — Keynote

Calvin Ernst

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8:30-10 a.m. — Session 3.1: Agronomy and Sustainable Production, Part 1

8:30-9 a.m.

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9-9:20 a.m.

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9:20-9:40 a.m.

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9:40-10 a.m.

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10-10:15 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — Session 3.2: Agronomy and Sustainable Production, Part 2

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10:45-11:05 a.m.

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11:05-11:25 a.m.

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11:25-11:45 a.m.

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11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

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12:05-1:10 p.m. — Lunch buffet

1:10-3 p.m. — Session 4.1: Postharvest Processing and Economics, Part 1

1:10-1:40 p.m.

David Archer

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1:40-2 p.m.

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2-2:20 p.m.

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2:20-2:40 p.m.

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2:40-3 p.m.

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3-3:15 p.m. — Break

3:15-5:05 p.m. — Session 4.2: Postharvest Processing and Economics, Part 2

3:15-3:45 p.m.

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3:45-4:05 p.m.

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4:05-4:25 p.m.

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4:25-4:45 p.m.

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4:45-5:05 p.m.

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5:15 p.m. — Bus to Illinois Energy Farm

6:30-7:30 p.m. — Dinner at Energy Farm

 

THURSDAY, JULY 25

7-8 a.m. — Breakfast

8 a.m. — Workshop: Agrostology, Grass Identification

(led by Arvid Boe, Professor of Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science, South Dakota State University; and Tom Voigt, Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Accommodations & More

Venue

The Holiday Inn is located off of Neil Street (U.S. 45), a major north-south artery in Champaign. This facility is a welcoming space for overnight stays and meetings.

The hotel block is set; to make reservations, call 217-298-3400 and ask for the Switchgrass V Conference on July 22-25.

Of note:

  • Block discount rate expires on June 22;
  • Check in 3 p.m. and check out at 11 a.m.;
  • Complementary 24-hour shuttle service to and from airport/bus & train station
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
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Address: 101 Trade Center Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

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Nearby eats

The hotel’s location off Neil Street is near several fast food and fine dining locations. Among the Champaign originals are The Ribeye, Jarling’s Custard Cup, and the original Merry Ann’s Diner.

Air Travel

Willard Airport (CMI)

The quickest, easiest way to travel a long distance to the iSEE Congress is to fly into Willard Airport (CMI) in Savoy.

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